Table 2-17: Recreational Boating Accidents: 2006

Table 2-17: Recreational Boating Accidents: 2006

Excel | CSV

State Number of accidents Number of persons
Total Fatal Nonfatal injury Property damage Killed Injured
Alabama 87 19 31 37 24 51
Alaska 48 11 11 26 13 24
Arizona 209 14 115 80 14 151
Arkansas 55 6 27 22 8 44
California 569 39 317 213 42 443
Colorado 44 11 25 8 11 30
Connecticut 42 5 18 19 5 27
Delaware 9 2 0 7 2 0
District of Columbia 1 1 0 0 1 0
Florida 633 60 268 305 68 392
Georgia 149 18 72 59 18 98
Hawaii 4 4 0 0 4 0
Idaho 74 7 31 36 10 38
Illinois 70 15 33 22 18 59
Indiana 51 6 30 15 6 37
Iowa 40 4 29 7 5 34
Kansas 39 5 19 15 5 20
Kentucky 65 13 23 29 15 38
Louisiana 119 21 66 32 24 120
Maine 56 12 28 16 12 42
Maryland 138 8 78 52 8 87
Massachusetts 46 9 17 20 10 22
Michigan 185 24 91 70 30 134
Minnesota 113 11 76 26 14 101
Mississippi 31 7 17 7 7 21
Missouri 175 16 98 61 17 129
Montana 16 6 8 2 6 11
Nebraska 33 4 16 13 6 24
Nevada 82 4 46 32 4 61
New Hampshire 79 5 55 19 5 60
New Jersey 84 10 20 54 11 22
New Mexico 34 0 12 22 0 16
New York 152 14 64 74 14 100
North Carolina 175 20 110 45 24 142
North Dakota 7 0 6 1 0 6
Ohio 111 12 54 45 12 69
Oklahoma 71 13 39 19 17 91
Oregon 47 17 11 19 20 16
Pennsylvania 56 19 26 11 25 46
Rhode Island 37 3 10 24 5 13
South Carolina 93 13 49 31 14 67
South Dakota 16 3 5 8 3 11
Tennessee 149 15 94 40 16 116
Texas 195 44 99 52 45 146
Utah 85 11 54 20 12 60
Vermont 1 1 0 0 1 0
Virginia 137 20 66 51 23 92
Washington 96 20 34 42 21 50
West Virginia 21 8 9 4 8 16
Wisconsin 99 10 49 40 10 66
Wyoming 19 3 10 6 3 14
United States, total (excluding territories) 4,947 623 2,466 1,858 696 3,457
United States, total (including territories)1 4,967 633 2,473 1,861 710 3,474

1 Includes accidents in Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, and those occurring offshore.

NOTES: An accident is listed under one category only, with fatal being the highest priority, followed by nonfatal injury, followed by property damage. For example, if two vessels are in an accident resulting in a fatality and a nonfatal injury, the accident is counted as a fatal accident involving two vessels.

Data in this table do not include: 1) accidents involving only slight injury not requiring medical treatment beyond first-aid; 2) accidents involving property damage of less than $2,000; 3) accidents not caused or contributed to by a vessel, its equipment, or its appendages; 4) accidents where a person died or was injured from natural causes while aboard a vessel; 5) accidents in which the boat was used solely as a platform for other activities, such as swimming or skin diving. Such cases are not included because the victims freely left the safety of a boat. However, the data do include accidents involving people in the water who are struck by their boat or another boat; and 6) accidents involving damage, injury, or death on a docked or moored boat resulting from storms, unusual tidal, sea, or swell conditions, or when a vessel got underway in those conditions in an attempt to rescue persons put in peril.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Boating Statistics, 2006, Washington, DC: 2007, available at http://www.uscgboating.org/statistics/Boating_Statistics_2006.pdf as of Nov. 8, 2007.